Congressional Report Card

Looking at how effective our congress is. We evaluated all congress-persons from the 113, 114, and 115th sessions up congress gave them a grade based on their relative ranking compared to their peers.

Range breakdowns are as follows:
A range = 8%, B range = 22%, C range = 36%, D = 18%, F = 16% (Note: Average = C grade, A being best, F being worst)

Grades are calculated based on rankings that take into account committee membership, committee leadership, voting alignment (bipartisan voting strategies favored), votes missed (high # of votes missed penalized), bills sponsored, and bills sponsored that passed.
All data was collected from ProPublica's congress API

Created by Abhinav Suri, Katie Jiang, Lutong Cai, and Loujeine Boutar

Michael McCaul

Party Republican
Currently in office? Yes
Role
State TX
Effectiveness Score B
Committees

Committee Rank: 292/530

Committee Chair Rank: 42/88

Committee Code Title Rank in Committee
House Committee on Foreign Affairs HSFA Member 7
House Committee on Homeland Security HSHM Chair 1
Votes & Bills
% Votes with Party Line 97% (113th congress. Rank is 326/537)
96.53% (114th congress. Rank is 409/537)
97.68% (115th congress. Rank is 472/537)
Missed Votes 27 (113th congress. Rank is 153/537)
28 (114th congress. Rank is 243/537)
22 (115th congress. Rank is 238/537)
Bills Sponsored 7 (Bill ranking is 238/537,18/537,537/537)
Bill Information
Bill ID Title Congress Is Active? House Passage Senate Passage Enacted
hr5859-114 To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish the major metropolitan area counterterrorism training and exercise grant program, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-09-21 False
hr756-113 To advance cybersecurity research, development, and technical standards, and for other purposes. 113 house True 2013-04-16 False
hr4038-114 To require that supplemental certifications and background investigations be completed prior to the admission of certain aliens as refugees, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2015-11-19 False
hr5471-114 To combat terrorist recruitment in the United States, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-06-16 False
hr3381-114 To maximize discovery, and accelerate development and availability, of promising childhood cancer treatments, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2016-12-06 False
hr3875-114 To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish within the Department of Homeland Security a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives Office, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2015-12-10 False
hr3572-114 To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to reform, streamline, and make improvements to the Department of Homeland Security and support the Department's efforts to implement better policy, planning, management, and performance, and for other purposes. 114 house True 2015-10-20 False